Registered Nurse - Truro, NS

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Feb 13, 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Medical Services Program

Reposting - previous candidates need not reapply.


Req ID: 22622
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003244 OPNZ Acute Medical
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
 Bargaining Unit -  
Posting Closing Date: 19-Feb-19


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.


Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.


Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Registered Nurse (RN) works collaboratively within an inter-professional team, providing a holistic approach (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural, and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN independently provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical nursing care to all patients with predictable and unpredictable outcomes and all levels of complexity, and ensures goals and needs are prioritized and individualized. Using nursing knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgement, the RN engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide healthcare focusing on comprehensive assessment, patient/family education, and coordination of care. These functions may be self-determined, or assigned by physician or nurse practitioner, other RN or as part of team consultation and planning.



  • Current registration (or eligibility) with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia.
  • Experience providing patient education to individuals and groups.
  • The ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
  • Current Heart & Stroke BCLS certification.
  • Current WHMIS certification.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to complete current competencies in medical nursing.
  • Previous work attendance may be considered.
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.



  • B.Sc.N or BN degree.
  • Minimum of one year acute care experience.
  • Certification in ACLS.
  • Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention/willingness to enroll.
  • Two years recent demonstrated continuing nursing education.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Hours of Work

Temporary Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly; Shifts may include days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Starting as soon as possible for approximately 12 months (dates are approximate and subject to change).




Salary Information

$34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly

$41.8822 hourly with 25 yrs RN experience



Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit -  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for Unionized positions.

Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile.

Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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Registered Nurse


Truro, Nova Scotia